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Tag: "Desert Racing"

Dirtsports Magazine Sold to Source Interlink

For Immediate Release GRINDMEDIA NAMES JIM RYAN GROUP PUBLISHER OF NEWLY FORMED DIRT SPORTS GROUP; ADDING DIRT SPORTS AND OFF-ROAD INDUSTRY MAGAZINES TO ACTION SPORTS/ADVENTURE MEDIA PROPERTIES   San Clemente, Calif., October 1, 2012 – In a move to bolster its off-road motorsports media business, GrindMedia is acquiring Dirt Sports and Off-Road Industry magazines and [...]

Larry Jacinto Racing returns to race the legendary Mint 400

Larry Jacinto Racing returns to race the legendary Mint 400

Las Vegas, NV On hiatus since 2010, Jacinto Racing was like many who could not resist the call to race the Mint 400. The Mint is legendary for both its pre-race festivities held in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street and the brutality that the Nevada desert dishes out on race day. It’s a true [...]

Nick Nelson strikes quickly at Mint 400

Nick Nelson strikes quickly at Mint 400

story: Mike Ingalsbee.  photos: Kelly StClair/Mikes Race Photo.com Ultra4 racers (Bitd class 4400) tried their luck in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mint 400 off-road race. The Mint 400 is legendary in off-road racing circles; known for its pre-race festivities on Fremont Street and the punishing terrain it traverses. The 2012 Mint [...]

OffRoadPress.com OHV Lobby Days Tool box.

OffRoadPress.com OHV Lobby Days Tool box.

With only days left until the national OHV Lobby Days, OffRoadPress.com has teamed up with ORBA, The Off Road Business Association to give you the tools you need to educate Legislators about the 29 Palms Marine Base expansion. Thanks to Hammerking Productions for providing Will Wisman’s amazing photos to demonstrate the sheer size of KOH. [...]

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Abbott Wins Laughlin Hare Scramble

Irvine, Calif. (March 5, 2012) Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Destry Abbott returned to his roots this past weekend to race the GPR Stabilizers Best in the Desert Laughlin U.S. Hare Scramble in Laughlin, Nev. Deemed the most technical desert race in the U.S., Abbott teamed up with Kawasaki Team Green supported rider Gary Sutherlin and rode [...]

Spotlight on TJ Flores.

Spotlight on TJ Flores.

Chances are if you race or watch racing in the deserts of Nevada you have experienced the rush of TJ Flores making dust across the vast expanse of unforgiving terrain that surrounds his home town of Las Vegas. The class one champion is a potential over-all winner in every race he enters, and desert racing [...]

In the Studio with Dave Cole. part 5

In the Studio with Dave Cole. part 5

Episode five; Dave Cole of Hammerking productions talks about general etiquette expectations for spectators and racers at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers in this OffRoadPress.com exclusive interview with Jeff Knoll. Make sure you watch the Live Ultra4 show tonight at 7pm PST Jan 9th 2012 at Ultra4racing.com  

Spotlight on Richie Carter

Spotlight on Richie Carter

If there is one team that competes in the King of the Hammers that proves that the race is an every mans race it would be the Race Prep Hobbies team.  The husband and wife duo of Richie and Kristen Carter are the perfect story of what the King of the Hammers and Ultra 4 [...]

Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground in the Dakar Rally

Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground in the Dakar Rally

STAGE 4 RECAP Provided by Alison McCabe Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground Chilecito, Argentina (January 4, 2012) – Today was not what Team SPEED had expected; both Robby Gordon and Nasser Al-Attiyah would find trouble in different sections of the long 326km special stage. Gordon finished in 14th place, 18 minutes and 10 seconds behind [...]

Spotlight on Jason Pickett

Spotlight on Jason Pickett

Dark horse is a term used to describe a little-known person or thing that emerges to prominence, especially in a competition of some sort or a contestant that seems unlikely to succeed. In Ultra4 racing Jason Pickett wears that badge with honor. If you search for Jason Pickett on the web you won’t find pages [...]

BJ Baldwin, Jumps to the Toyo tires team.

BJ Baldwin, Jumps to the Toyo tires team.

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin is the newest member of Team Toyo® Off-Road.  Considered one of the fiercest competitors in the sport of off-road racing, Baldwin will ride on championship-proven Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires through 2014.  His 800-horsepower Chevy Silverado trophy truck known as “Fedor” will carry the [...]

La Paz Racing Wins The Henderson 250 On Their Way To Back To Back BITD Class 8100 Championships

In an environment notorious for destroying equipment and drivers’ will, La Paz Racing has found the secret to success in the desert.  “Drive the vehicle you have, not the vehicle you wish you had,” La Paz driver Tim Casey shares.  This philosophy has provided Casey with not just a rock solid finish rate, but an [...]

Spotlight on Erik Miller

Spotlight on Erik Miller

  By Will Gentile for OffRoadPress.com “Who is Erik Miller?”  The question asked at the 2010 King of the Hammers finish line, as the gold skinned Miller Motorsports car sat surrounded by race fans, a gleaming Erik Miller sitting in the driver’s seat.  The question begged an answer following the seemingly out of nowhere 5th [...]

Adam Householder Takes The Trick Truck Victory In Henderson

Adam Householder just keeps getting faster and faster.  After starting 28th off the line at Best In The Desert’s (BITD) Silver State 300 earlier this season, Householder shocked the competition and brought home his first Trick Truck win (BITD’s equivalent of SCORE Trophy Trucks).  Since that time Householder has consistently put the No. 24 Householder [...]

Light up the Black Knight

Light up the Black Knight

By Will Gentile, for OffRoadPress.com The world of off road lighting ranges from the mild and modest, to the wild and costly, with lights ranging from regular run of the mill halogen spot lights, to HID, to the emerging technology of LED off road lighting.  One of the newest players in the game of LED [...]

ORBA Hosts Desert Racing Roundtable at the SEMA Show.

ORBA Hosts Desert Racing Roundtable at the SEMA Show.

Las Vegas, Nevada Nov 2, 2011 The Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) and the SEMA show partnered to bring the Desert Racing community together for a roundtable discussion on November 2, 2011. The roundtable panel was attended by leadership of Best in the Desert (BITD), Valley Off-Road Racing (VORRA), Ultra4 Racing (KOH), Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts [...]

SCORE Trophy-Truck to qualify for start slots; Ra. Wilson draws First Class 1 Start for 16th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge

SCORE Trophy-Truck to qualify for start slots; Ra. Wilson draws First Class 1 Start for 16th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge Field Includes Rob MacCachren in two classes, defending season SCORE, Class champions Ra. Wilson, Duran Bros, H. Steele, Chamlee, Stacy, Lawrence, Matney and Lang; Pre-race festivities include $16,000 SCORE Laughlin Leap & SCORE Trophy-Truck Qualifying [...]

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